School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.


program requirements

NURSING RESEARCH
Get started in Nursing Research. This video is helpful for students in NRS 3071 and other students interested in the introduction to research. 

CAREER SERVICES CAN HELP
This video will demonstrate how OUs Career Services can help you. 

Adviser Contact 
Patrina Carper
(248) 364-8766
carper@oakland.edu

RN-BSN Program Coordinator 
Kim Holka 
(248) 364-8754

RN to BSN Degree Completion

Online
RN to BSN
Degree Program

Secure your future in as few as 12 months through a high-profile program from an education leader in the nursing community.

At Oakland University, RNs can complete their BSN degree in one year - delivered online - with a competitive program rate and no fees.  You'll learn from distinguished members of the nursing community, in a curriculum designed for your success.

Don't just get any nursing degree - get a degree from Oakland University, an established leader in nursing education.

  • $9,995 32-credit program rate
  • Transfer friendly
  • No fees
  • 100% online
  • Interact with faculty who are highly regarded in the field
  • Quality curriculum
  • Personalized options to advance your career
  • Excellent preparation for future graduate education opportunities

 

RN to BSN
Plan of study
Full time Plan: 12 months

Semester 1

CoursePart of Term
NRS 3022: Informatics for NursingFirst
NRS 3511: Transition to Baccalaureate EducationFirst
NRS 3531: Health Promotion in the CommunitySecond
NRS 3071: Research Basis of Nursing PracticeSecond

Semester 2
CoursePart of Term
NRS 3541: Nursing Leadership and Health Care IssuesFirst
NRS 4551: Nursing Care of Populations with Health DisparitiesFirst
NRS 4561: Community NursingSecond
NRS 4571: Nursing SynthesisSecond

Semester 3
CoursePart of Term
NRS: 4585: Nursing Capstone ExperienceFull

Students on the part-time RN-BSN Plan will have a prescribed plan of study, covering five semesters over 20 months.  Students on the part-time plan will take no more or less than two (2) classes over four (4) consecutive semesters.  The fifth semester in the plan will consist of the 14-week NRS 4585 Capstone class only.

Part Time Plan: 20 months

Semester 1
CoursePart of Term
NRS 3511: Transition to Baccalaureate EducationFirst
NRS 3071: Research Basics of Nursing PracticeSecond

Semester 2
CoursePart of Term
NRS 3022: Informatics for NursingFirst
NRS 3531: Health Promotion in the CommunitySecond

Semester 3
CoursePart of Term
NRS 4551: Nursing Care of Populations with Health DisparitiesFirst
NRS 4561: Community NursingSecond

Semester 4
CoursePart of Term
NRS 3541: Nursing Leadership and Health Care IssuesFirst
NRS 4571: Nursing SynthesisSecond

Semester 5
CoursePart of Term
NRS 4585: Nursing Capstone ExperienceFull

32 Total Credits completed in 12 or 20 months at a cost of $9,995
. Transfer student scholarships are available for students admitted to OU in fall and winter semesters. The RN to BSN program admits students for fall, winter & summer.

Students admitted to Oakland University School of Nursing from a regionally accredited Associate Degree Program (ADN), meeting Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or MACRAO requirements including Knowledge Applications, may transfer a maximum of 63 credits as established by University Transfer policy (125 credits needed to graduate). 

Additional 30 credits awarded for successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. If transferring in without the completion of the MTA/MACRAO, please reference the General Education Transfer Guide for courses that satisfy individual categories. (NOTE: Go to PROGRAM GUIDES TAB, click on your college)

how to
apply
Requirements for admission
  • Satisfactory completion of a Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing program from a regionally accredited nursing program with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better
  • Valid unrestricted RN license
How to Apply
  • Go to oakland.edu/apply to create an admissions account and submit a transfer undergraduate application (Select “Nursing, Current RNs only [RN/BSN] – Online”)
  • Have official transcripts mailed directly from each college or university you attended to: Undergraduate Admissions, Oakland University, 101 North Foundation Hall, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401
When your OU application file is complete, Undergraduate Admissions will forward it to the School of Nursing. You will be notified by Undergraduate Admissions when you have been admitted to OU. Following your admission to OU, you will receive information regarding transfer student orientation. During this orientation, you will meet with a School of Nursing academic adviser to develop a plan of study to complete your BSN degree.
bsn completion
advising sessions

Licensed RNs and students in the process of becoming a licensed RN are welcome to attend a program advising session for the BSN Degree Completion sequence.  Click here for a list of upcoming sessions.

Sessions last approximately one hour. Program Advising Sessions are conducted in group format and are facilitated by the School of Nursing academic adviser for the program. At this session, you will learn about the Oakland University admission criteria and process, School of Nursing admission criteria and process, and program overview of the curriculum. Individual questions will be answered at the end of the session if time remains. We will be happy to review your transcripts once you have been officially admitted to Oakland University. We are are unable to review transcripts at these sessions.

Please read over the information on the website prior to attending.

Directions:  Enter OU off Walton Drive at West Oakland Drive. Use Parking Lot #3. For a copy of the Oakland University  campus map, please visit  www.oakland.edu/map .

Please allow additional time for parking. Plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled Program Advising Session time.